The Snowy: A History
This classic work is the best word on the extraordinary human, industrial, multicultural and social event that was the Snowy River Scheme. The tales of the men and women involved were more diverse than for any other Australian phenomenon, and Siobhan McHugh conveys the varied tales with a human historian's eye.
The Snowy Scheme was an extraordinary engineering feat carried out over 25 years from 1949 to 1974. One that drove rivers through tunnels built through the Australian Alps, irrigated the dry inland and generated energy for the densely populated east coast.